Tom Hardy, recent star of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” has signed on to produce and star in a film adaptation of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s Vertigo comic book series “100 Bullets”. The project has an already developed script from Chris Borrelli.
The comic book series, which had 100 issues and ran from 1999 to 2009, became something of a crime saga. It follows Agent Graves, a mysterious man who presents people with a gun, along with 100 rounds of untraceable ammunition and the identity of the person responsible for ruining their lives. Sources report that the film will stay true to the origin material, though no details about the plot have been released at this time.
DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Adam Schlagman will oversee for DC, while Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will oversee for New Line.
Hardy is no stranger to comic book films, having starred as Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” and there was much buzz around the interwebs for a while about him taking on the role of The Punisher for Marvel’s cinematic universe (to no avail; sorry Marvel!).
While ‘100 Bullets’ will be awesome, it would have made an equally cool television show, as anyone who has read the comic book series may agree. Either way, Tom Hardy has the Midas touch, except instead of turning things to gold, he turns them bad-ass.
What are your thoughts on this film adaptation? Is there another role you would rather see Tom Hardy in?